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Table 1 Characteristics of the participants

From: The effect of health and nutrition education intervention on women's postpartum beliefs and practices: a randomized controlled trial

  Urban n = 142 Rural n = 160 Total n = 302
  Intervention Control Intervention Control Intervention Control
  n = 73 (%) n = 69 (%) n = 81 (%) n = 79 (%) n = 154 (%) n = 148 (%)
Age (years)       
< 25 21(28.77) 19(27.54) 26(32.10) 28(35.44) 47(30.52) 47(31.76)
25–30 45(61.64) 38(55.07) 43(53.09) 43(54.43) 88(57.14) 81(54.73)
> 30 7(9.59) 12(17.39) 12(14.81) 8(10.13) 19(12.34) 20(13.51)
Education       
Primary school 4(5.84) 2(2.90) 18(22.22) 21(26.58) 22(14.29) 23(15.54)
Middle school 21(28.77) 24(34.78) 52(64.20) 46(58.23) 73(47.40) 70(47.30)
High school 18(24.66) 27(39.13 9(11.11) 11(13.92) 27(17.53) 38(25.68)
College 30(41.10) 16(23.19) 2(2.47) 1(1.27) 32(20.78) 17(11.48)
Occupation       
Laborer 12(16.44) 18(26.09) 14(17.28) 1(1.27) 26(16.88) 19(12.84)
Farmer 2(2.74) 1(1.45) 59(72.84) 73(92.41) 61(39.61) 74(50.0)
Technical 8(10.96) 3(4.35) 2(2.47) 1(1.27) 10(6.49) 4(2.70)
Government official 11(15.07) 5(7.25) 0 1(1.27) 11(7.14) 6(4.05)
Trader 4(5.48) 2(2.90) 0 1(1.27) 4(2.60) 3(2.03)
House duty 36(49.32) 40(57.97) 6(7.41) 2(2.53) 42(27.27) 42(28.38)
Delivery way       
Vaginal delivery 35(47.95) 27(39.13) 27(33.33) 41(51.90) 62(40.26) 68(45.95)
Cesarean section 38(52.05) 42(60.87) 54(66.67) 38(48.10) 92(59.74) 80(54.05)
Parity       
Primiparous 67(91.78) 63(91.3) 66(81.48) 68(86.08) 133(86.36) 131(88.51)
Multiparous 6(8.22) 6(8.70) 15(18.52) 11(13.92) 21(13.64) 17(11.49)